From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishneighbourneigh‧bour British English, neighbor American English /ˈneɪbə $ -bər/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable] 1 DHNEARsomeone who lives next to you or near you One of the neighbors complained about the noise from the party. FBI agents were interviewing all their friends and neighbors. Our next-door neighbours (=the people who live in the house next to us) say they’ll look after our cat for us while we’re away.2 a country that is next to another one → bordering Israel and its Arab neighbours3 NEARsomeone or something that is next to another person or thing of the same type The teacher saw Phil passing a note to his neighbour. The garden was divided from its neighbour by a high wall.
Examples from the Corpusneighbour• She won a beauty competition in her local newspaper in 1981 after being nominated by a neighbour.• Each standing stone collects the raw power and channels it to its inward neighbour.• This shadowing phenomenon can be used to determine nearest neighbour interatomic distances in surfaces.• And when they have cleared go round to see some neighbour.• One of his daughters takes me to borrow the telephone of a surly neighbour, who insists I pay for the call.